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Angevin kingship: making and breaking royal law

Nicholas Vincent.

in Magna Carta

June 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political History; British History. 4948 words.

‘Angevin kingship: making and breaking royal law’ examines the context of Plantagenent rule, with particular attention given to legal matters. The Plantagenents have a reputation for...

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The charter as totem and as artefact

Nicholas Vincent.

in Magna Carta

June 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political History; British History. 5403 words.

‘The charter as totem and as artefact’ explores the ways in which Magna Carta has been used in the centuries after its creation. Magna Carta's role in the power struggle between Parliament...

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The charter defeated: the charter victorious

Nicholas Vincent.

in Magna Carta

June 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political History; British History. 5891 words.

‘The charter defeated: the charter victorious’ describes the short-term failure and long-term success of Magna Carta. Within nine weeks of its issue, Magna Carta was redundant because most...

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Confluence

J. R. Maddicott.

in The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327

May 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); British History. 21751 words.

This chapter traces the evolution of assemblies from the Norman Conquest to the death of Henry II. It shows that the Norman kings took over the Anglo‐Saxon institution of the witan, but...

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Consolidation

J. R. Maddicott.

in The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327

May 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); British History. 19106 words.

This chapter assesses the impact of the baronial reform movement of 1258–65 on the development of parliament. It argues that the reforming barons saw parliament as a public forum and the...

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The Earls of Mercia

Stephen Baxter.

November 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Book. Subjects: Political History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); British History. 346 pages.

This book constitutes a major reappraisal of the late Anglo-Saxon state on the eve of its demise. Its principal focus is the family of Ealdorman Leofwine, which obtained power in Mercia and...

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English Exceptionalism?

J. R. Maddicott.

in The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327

May 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); British History. 34633 words.

This chapter considers the extent to which the English parliament both resembled and, more particularly, differed from the assemblies of continental Europe, notably those of France. It uses...

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Establishment

J. R. Maddicott.

in The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327

May 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); British History. 33957 words.

This chapter surveys the establishment of parliament in Henry III's middle years. It shows how Henry III's need for taxes, and the corresponding need for consent to taxation, raised the...

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Expansion

J. R. Maddicott.

in The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327

May 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); British History. 44460 words.

This chapter describes the evolution of parliament, and its growth as a popular and less exclusively baronial assembly, from the accession of Edward I to the deposition of his son. It shows...

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Genesis

J. R. Maddicott.

in The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327

May 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); British History. 25009 words.

This chapter charts the evolution of national assemblies from Æthelstan's reign to the Norman Conquest. It shows that these were truly national gatherings, drawing in large numbers of men...

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In Good King Edward's golden days

Nicholas Vincent.

in Magna Carta

June 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political History; British History. 5015 words.

‘In Good King Edward's golden days’ describes the style of kingship practiced by the Plantagenets and how Magna Carta was created in response to their excesses. Magna Carta was drawn up...

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King John's ‘little ways’

Nicholas Vincent.

in Magna Carta

June 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political History; British History. 6119 words.

‘King John's ‘‘little ways’’’ addresses the issues surrounding John's kingship. A description of John's rise from obscurity to power is accompanied by an overview of John's reign and...

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Magna Carta

Nicholas Vincent.

June 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political History; British History. 152 pages.

Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction outlines the context and history of one of the most famous constitutional texts in world history. Magna Carta's origins in the troubled reign of King...

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The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327

J. R. Maddicott.

May 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Political History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); British History. 544 pages.

This book describes the evolution of the English parliament from its earliest origins in the late Anglo‐Saxon period. Starting with the national assemblies which began to meet in the reign...

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The road to Runnymede

Nicholas Vincent.

in Magna Carta

June 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political History; British History. 6037 words.

‘The road to Runnymede’ details the circumstances that led to the creation of Magna Carta. John's plans to invade France are thwarted by lack of support from his barons. The Church in...

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Transformation

J. R. Maddicott.

in The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327

May 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); British History. 22862 words.

This chapter analyses the transformation in the functions and working of national assemblies which took place between Richard I's accession in 1189 and the end of Henry III's minority in...

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A very short introduction

Nicholas Vincent.

in Magna Carta

June 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political History; British History. 1265 words.

‘A very short introduction’ establishes the date of the Maga Carta (1215), the meaning of the title (‘the Great Charter’), and the document's purpose. The first Magna Carta began life as a...

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